Monday Night SUP Race in Ballard!

Join us for a weekly SUP race in Ballard!
**First Race - Monday June 3rd. Park in Elks Lot (got OK). Pay in lot or on water.
Meet (see map) on the Magnolia side across the boating channel from the Elks & Ray's, etc.  We don't want to clutter the small launch beach.  Yield to boats, you don't have right of way!  

The Courses: The race course will change weekly or depending on conditions. We'll do a water start along any of the following courses with the starting line across from the Elks Beach and boating channel (Magnolia side). We'll grab a beer at the Ballard Elks after!
- To hamburger buoy in Shilshole Bay. 1.5m RT.
- To West Point Lighthouse mooring buoy. 2.3m RT.
- To erractic glacier boulder below Discovery Park. 1.03m RT.
- To West Point Lighthouse green buoy. 3.07m RT.
- Up Salmon Bay against current to mooring buoy and back using outgoing currrent. 1.6m RT.
*All courses were chosen to stay clear of boating channels.
Length: 1.3 to 3.07 miles depending on course.
Who Can Attend? Anyone. Beginner to advanced. You should be comfortable with paddling a SUP on flat water.  Inquire about lessons if new to SUP.
Required: PFD worn or on board and leash.  In cooler weather - wetsuit, drysuit, or similar clothing. Dress for water temp on cloudy days.  
Fee: $5.00 per person. Pay online here or in person, (cash or check). Sign up online here:

Proceeds will be donated to the Ballard Elks Lodge.  
Weather: Races will go on in light to moderate wind and/or rain. We will cancel if the weather is too crazy or there's thunderstorms.
Gear Rental: Let me know if you need rentals prior via email. If you need a board and paddle and/or wetsuit, PFD, leash, etc send me your height and weight so I can choose appropiate sizes. Add $20 for gear rentals. Or rent from Surf Ballard across the street from the race location.  http://www.surfballard.com
Parking: Ballard Elks Club (near road); Seaview Ave; or Commodore Park in Magnolia.
Required: Liability & Student Info Forms (Word doc): Fill out and email back to me Before class. Download HERE or from main page in Files.
** Please Arrive 30 minutes early to put your wetsuit on, sign in and warm up, etc. We'll start promptly at 7:00pm.
Need more instruction or can't fit this in? Check out my regular lessons for all levels. 10% Meet Up Discount. Available all year.  www.salmonbaypaddle.com
Want to demo gear? Add $20 for rental.  I have Amundson, Surftech, and soon Doyle SUPs. Also Werner Paddles, and Larry Allison fins.
Questions?  Rob Casey, 206.465.7167; salmonbaypaddle@gmail.com

Alternative Put-Ins:  Commodore Park/Magnolia; Public Access Stairway on Seaview Ave in Ballard just east of Ray's (concrete stairway); Golden Gardens Park.

Shilshole Bay - Discovery Park / West Point..

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